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Pictures from Brandon Fernhoppers Running Club

Breckland 10K 2018

Six Fern Hoppers battled record temperatures for a May bank holiday to compete in our neighbouring club’s annual 10k event at Croxton near Thetford.
The Breckland 10K is a popular event which is always well supported by the Fern Hoppers whether running, marshalling or just shouting at people!
Well done to all our runners who turned in some excellent times, especially considering the heat!




Newmarket Heath & Tower of London 5k

A busy period for the Fern Hoppers continued this week with Stephen ‘Frankhopper’ Spencer taking part in the British Heart Foundation 40th anniversary 5k at the Tower of London. An event which provided him with ample opportunity to indulge in some of his much loved puns. I don’t know what his ‘beef’ is, but I wish he’d stop ‘raven’ on about it!
Afterwards he observed that it was the first time he had run in a moat. Perhaps you should give Framlingham a try Frank!

On Thursday evening it was the turn of an old favourite in the form of the Newmarket Heath Race, or ‘The Gallops’ as it is sometimes affectionately known. I’m personally very fond of this race as it often seems to herald the start of the summer and longer evenings, although I have also stood at the start in the biting cold and the rain!
We had a great turn out of club runners as well as some friends of the club there to run or support, with a total representation of eight Fernhoppers and Paul to shout at us!
It’s a challenging course (I pity the poor horses, but I suppose they are pros!) but everyone did well, top billing has to go to Lily who walked away with the F-U21 prize. Very well done to her!

Marathons in London, Brighton & Thetford

The Fab Five! Thomas, Tasha, Alan, Greg and Tim

The club had great representation at The London Marathon this year with Thomas, Alan and Tim all doing us proud! Meanwhile Greg was tackling the off-road Thetford Forest Marathon on the same day as London.
The week before Natasha had performed well in the Brighton Marathon.

Of course hardly a week goes by that David isn’t running a marathon somewhere! He’s just back from the Betteshanger Marathon.

Lakenheath Library Quiz Night

Fernhoppers were out in force to support the Lakenheath Library Quiz Night on Friday evening.
Ten club members turned up to represent the club and support Jean who is a trustee of the library; so eleven Fernhoppers in total! We formed two teams, ‘The Wibblers’ and ‘The Wobblers’, naturally!
The Wibblers came out on top by a margin of one point, quite remarkably close over ten rounds of ten questions each.
Both teams did the club proud however finishing second and third respectively in a field of ten teams.
As Lyn(1) observed the outcome was of course inevitable “as the ‘wibbles’ always come before the ‘wobbles’!
Did I mention that our hen Squeak was named British Hen Welfare Trust hen of the month yesterday? You can see her in the banner on their homepage here. An egg-cellent day all round!:)